|Languages||同港 | தொங்காங்|
|Opened||29 Jan 2005|
Tongkang LRT Station (SW7) is a light rail station along the Sengkang LRT (SKLRT)’s West Loop. Located within the Sengkang New Town, the station is overground and built along Sengkang East Avenue, near the junction of Anchorvale Road.
Tongkang is a light boat commonly used in the past to carry goods along rivers, consistent with the seafaring theme of Sengkang. It serves nearby schools, HDB flats, and Sengkang Train Depot.
First / Last Train Timings
|Sengkang LRT – SW7 Tongkang|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
(West Loop Outer via Cheng Lim)
(West Loop Inner to Sengkang)
|L3||SKLRT Platform 1||West Loop Outer to Sengkang|
|SKLRT Platform 2||West Loop Inner to Sengkang|
|L2||LRT Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Shop, Linkbridge across Sengkang East Avenue|
|L1||Street Level||Station exits, Bus stops|
Sengkang LRT (L3):
|Platform 2: Sengkang LRT (West Loop Inner) towards Sengkang via Renjong (→)
Platform 1: Sengkang LRT (West Loop Outer) towards Sengkang via Layar (←)
Tongkang station is overground with an island platform serving LRT services in both directions of the West Loop. Outer and Inner loop services run clockwise and counter-clockwise around the loop respectively.
Passenger Information Systems, which are LED displays located at each platform, display the route of the next train and scrolls through messages, while an analog clock gives the time. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits. A staircase and lift connect the platforms to the ticket concourse at Level 2, one floor below.
The station concourse at Level 2 features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with a bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.
A General Ticketing Machine at the concourse allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and perform contactless card transactions. As with other SKLRT stations, the concourse has two ticketing machines: one located within unpaid areas and the other serving both paid and unpaid areas, with a swing gate that allows either side to access the machine at any one time. Since the station is not staffed, an intercom system near the faregates allows commuters to speak with SKLRT Operations Control Centre for assistance.
The concourse leads to an overhead bridge that spans across Sengkang East Avenue, with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to street level. An extension of the link bridge connects directly to Sengkang Train Depot.
Built in-between two carriageways of Sengkang East Avenue, Tongkang LRT station has an exit on each side of the road. Barrier-free accessibility is offered via lifts.
|A||Yes||Sengkang East Avenue (Westbound)||Sengkang Depot|
|B||Yes||Sengkang East Avenue (Eastbound)||Anchorvale Road, Anchor Green Primary School, Seng Kang Methodist Church, HDB Anchorvale Place, HDB Anchorvale Vista, HDB Anchorvale Gardens, HDB Anchorvale Fields|
- Retail shop at concourse level
- Sheltered walkways connecting to adjacent HDB estates
- Emergency Train Stop buttons at station platforms, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
- Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable communication with SKLRT Operations Control Centre
- Fire Extinguishers in various locations
Tongkang station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity. Bus stops near LRT stations are not numbered.
|Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|67309 – Sengkang East Ave (Opp Blk 305 CP)||A||163, 163M|
|67301 – Sengkang East Ave (Blk 305D)||B||163, 163M|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a LRT service disruption affecting Tongkang station, rail bridging services may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Sengkang LRT. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|West Loop Inner||67301 – Sengkang East Ave (Blk 305D)||B|
There are no bridging services for West Loop Outer. Free regular bus services may be offered at bus stops connected to LRT stations.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Tongkang station opened on 29 January 2005 along with train services on the Sengkang LRT West Loop.
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